A typical Illinois summer workday for one of our air conditioner professionals is long, hot, and dirty. All day we repair broken air conditioners, recharge leaking refrigerant, replace motors, or deliver the bad news that a homeowner needs a new air conditioning unit.
In many instances, the air conditioners we repair are not working due to years of neglect from things like never changing filters, ignoring preventative maintenance, or not fixing the air conditioning unit when it starts performing poorly.
At Garber Heating & Air Conditioning, we stress the importance of routine heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) preventive maintenance with each of our Germantown Hills area customers. Preventative maintenance not only guards against breakdowns, but every study on maintaining heating and cooling units shows they operate more efficiently and last much longer than units never serviced.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team can offer you an affordable HVAC service contract so you do not have to worry about keeping your air conditioning unit maintained.
You probably do not think much about the air duct, or ductwork, system in your Germantown Hills, home. After all, it sits quietly behind your walls out of sight and, therefore, out of mind, as you go about your daily business. However, your air duct system operates like your house’s circulatory system, working tirelessly day and night taking cooled or heated air to every room in your home and returning air back to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Unfortunately, many air duct systems are not working at peak efficiency in most homes, which means uneven temperature distribution, regular discomfort, and wasted energy. The professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning want to help you fix that problem.
It is a good idea to have your air duct system inspected to identify where you might have leaks as well as where increased insulation may be needed. In addition, our trained professionals can help you balance the distribution of your heating and cooling with alternative solutions. These solutions work well if you have registers located in poorly located spots in a room or if the number of registers is unbalanced through your home.
By calling Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025, you will be taking the first step to increasing the comfort of your home as well as reducing your energy bills for the long term. Do not neglect your home’s circulatory system. Make the investment in a ductwork inspection, repair, and maintenance. Request air duct service online today.
Workplace studies show that many factors contribute to the satisfaction and productivity of your employees. A climate-controlled work environment is certainly near the top of the list.
By working with a professional heating and cooling company such as Garber Heating & Air Conditioning that specializes in commercial applications, you’ll be ensuring a comfortable and pleasant work environment for your staff, customers, and business stakeholders.
Providing reliable, consistent, and comfortable heat for a commercial operation can be challenging. In some cases, commercial buildings are large and winding. You may have a combination of small offices along with a large production facility.
Hiring a professional commercial heating provider is critical in finding the solution that will meet your particular building requirements. Our trained technicians may suggest commercial furnaces, boilers, or heat pumps as a commercial heating solution. Rooftop units (RTUs) can keep equipment out of sight and increase efficiency and ventilation in a Germantown Hills commercial facility as well.
Just like a properly scaled heating system is important in the winter, you’ll want a commercial cooling system in the summer that fits your unique commercial building’s needs. If cooling systems are inconsistent, you might end up with an imbalance in your commercial operation. If you are operating temperature-sensitive equipment, this can result in downtime or machine malfunctions.
Choose a professional heating and cooling company that has experience with commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, cooling towers, and chillers to ensure you select the best solution for your Illinois commercial cooling needs. Call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 today.
Regular maintenance inspections and cleaning are important to keep any heating and cooling equipment in tiptop condition. However, it can be even more critical in a commercial setting because heating and cooling malfunctions can negatively affect productivity. Consider investing in a maintenance plan to automatically schedule service and take advantage of special pricing. Request commercial service online today.
Do you have a residential boiler system that is not working like it used to? Are you hearing strange rumbling noises when you try to turn up your heat? Is your heating uneven or inconsistent? It may be time to call our Garber Heating & Air Conditioning professionals for a maintenance visit. We can check your entire heating system to see if any of those are the culprits of your heating problems.
Residential boilers, typically used with natural gas or heating oil, can be an excellent alternative to a furnace for heating your home. Ensuring you have the right-sized system for your Illinois home makes all the difference in your energy costs and your home’s comfort. Let our team assess yours.
If your boiler is more than a decade old or you are considering an alternative to replacing an older furnace, the highest energy-efficient residential boilers available in Germantown Hills are typically 90 percent to 98 percent efficient, using just about all the energy consumed in the process.
Whether you are looking for residential boiler service, maintenance, or repair, or you are in the market for a new boiler system, call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025. We are ready and waiting to provide you with excellent service and advice on residential boilers. Request boiler service online today.
If you are considering adding on a room to your Illinois home, you may be wondering about heating and cooling options. Expanding your home’s ductwork can be costly and may overburden your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. You should consider installing an efficient ductless system available today.
Ductless systems can be an excellent solution for extra rooms in your Germantown Hills home. Since they are not connected to your HVAC system, you can provide customized climate control in selected areas. For instance, you may want to heat or cool a home office only during work hours or an elderly family member may want a bedroom warmer than others residing in the home.
A home’s duct work is often responsible for up to a 30 percent loss of energy, which means a ductless system can reduce your energy bills regularly. Since ductless units require only a small hole in the wall to install, your energy loss is minimized.
Our trained experts at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning can help you size a ductless unit for your room or home as well as advise if one makes sense for your particular heating or cooling needs. Call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 to learn more about ductless units. Request ductless system service online today.
When fall rolls around, be sure you have your winter heating system on your mind. You can save a lot of stress if you ensure your existing furnace is ready and waiting for the cold weather in Illinois. If you are happy with your current furnace, be sure you schedule a maintenance visit that includes an inspection, cleaning, or tune-up.
If you are ready for a new furnace, take the time to talk with our Garber Heating & Air Conditioning professionals about selecting the best furnace for your needs. Many makes and models are available to suit just about any home size, budget, and desired features.
Our expert team can help you size your furnace so it fits the size, design, and building material of your Germantown Hills home as well as your local climate. We can also go over features such as variable speeds, air filtration, and zone heating. Our goal is to match you with the best furnace for your home and budget.
Buying a new furnace can be a significant investment, but remember that all new furnaces will be more energy efficient than old ones. That means you can recoup at least some of your initial purchase investment in terms of reduced energy bills. You may want to look at fuel prices and factor those into your final decision about a new furnace purchase.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Reevaluating your heating and cooling system can seem to be a fruitless exercise between units that all seem the same. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems may appear to promise the same things at roughly the same costs. Why change something that worked in the past in your Germantown Hills home?
Depending on your home and location, a residential geothermal heat pump could dramatically cut your energy costs, ramp up your home efficiency, and reduce your home’s noise levels. These innovative units transfer heat from the ground where the temperatures do not fluctuate as much into your home. This unique setup leverages clean, renewable energy in ways that are simple to use on an everyday basis.
Before you fall in love with the idea of a geothermal system, be sure that your Illinois home is able to have one installed. This is highly dependent on location. In addition, geothermal systems may require a higher initial investment depending on your needs.
However, generally speaking, a geothermal heating and cooling system will cost much less to maintain and use than other HVAC options. If you purchase a geothermal furnace that also functions as a water heater, you may save even more. Remember to take into account your long-term goals and plan accordingly.
Our qualified professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning are ready and waiting to help you decide what is best for your needs—give us a call at 309-866-3025. Request geothermal heat pump service online today
Heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to conventionally heating and cooling your Germantown Hills home. Instead of creating their own heat to warm up your home, heat pumps simply take heat from outside and pump it into your indoor space in the winter. During the hot summer months, the heat pump does the opposite: it pumps the heat from inside your home to outside, resulting in a cooler indoor climate.
Heat pumps are an efficient and cost-effective way to provide the heating and cooling you need in Illinois. In some cases, heat pumps may cost much less than what you would be paying to run a conventional heating and cooling system.
Talk with us at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning to learn about air-source heat pumps, which are the most common type of heat pump. These typically use much less electricity than is required by furnaces and baseboard heating options.
Although heat pumps were originally designed for homes in moderate climates, developments in technology have made heat pumps great options for homes in colder climates as well. Ask us about ductless, or mini-split, heat pumps. They are perfect for homes without ductwork.
Call our team of professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 . Our heating and cooling experts can provide additional information about heat pumps and help you determine if they would be a good solution for your home. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
Do you find yourself feeling tired all the time? Are you suffering from allergies, asthma, or constant respiratory distress? Although these things can originate from many different sources, poor indoor air quality is a possibility.
Our team at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning here in Germantown Hills wants to help you ensure a healthy home. We will come out and test the air quality in your Illinois home. If they find any issues, they can provide remediation services to help you improve it.
Everyone has dust and dust mites in their home as well as some level of chemicals released from carpeting, cleaning supplies, and other household substances. In addition, if you have pets, you will generate more hair and dander. Smoking also adds particulates to the air. All of these things can contribute to an indoor air quality problem.
Testing of indoor air quality is something we do every day. If we find issues, our experienced professionals might recommend remediation such as air duct cleaning or replacing your air filters in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A wide variety of air filtration and air purification systems are available on the market today as well, which can help improve your indoor air quality.
Just like your car requires regular oil changes and tire rotations to keep it running smoothly, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system will work much better if you take care of it on a regular basis. The professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning recommend a biannual maintenance checkup to keep your Germantown Hills home comfortable year-round.
The best times to schedule an HVAC maintenance service call are during the spring and fall. These are the seasons when your furnace and air conditioner are probably not in full operation yet, which means they are the perfect times to get them ready for the hot summer or cold winter. In addition, these are the seasons when HVAC professionals are not constantly under the gun with emergency service calls, which allows them to provide excellent service at an affordable price.
When you call your HVAC team in Illinois, you’ll be getting a complete maintenance package that includes a thorough inspection, cleaning and tune-up. That means all your components will be lubricated, tightened and checked for wear and potential malfunction. In the long-run, this inexpensive service call may save you an expensive emergency repair call, reduce your energy bills, and lengthen the life of your system.
To learn more about our HVAC maintenance services, contact Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 . Our team is ready to schedule an appointment for you at your convenience. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Conventional heating systems such as radiators, baseboard heating, and furnaces consume a great deal of energy in Illinois. One reason is because these units need to be heated to a high temperature in order for the surrounding air to be brought to a comfortable temperature. For example, a radiator often needs to reach 150 degrees to provide room temperature heat.
Garber Heating & Air Conditioning now offers a more energy-efficient alternative: radiant floor heating. In this system, an electric-based or water-based network is installed under your Germantown Hills home’s flooring. This system only needs to be heated to about 84 degrees to provide average heat to your living space.
Radiant floor heating is easy to run, simple to maintain, and eliminates much of the traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment typically needed in your home. This frees up space and gives you flexibility for innovative interior design.
Ideally, radiant floor heating is installed when you build a new home. If you are retrofitting a current home, you may incur significant installation costs as well as inconvenience as your flooring will need to be lifted up and perhaps replaced in order for this heating system to be added. Radiant floor heating will also increase the level of your home’s flooring.
Contact Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 for more details. Our trained professionals can provide all the information for you to make an informed decision. Request radiant floor heating service online today.
Zone Control Systems
As an energy-conscious Illinois homeowner, you may have relied on diligence and basic technology to try to reduce your energy consumption at home. You may have responsibly programmed your thermostat to reduce consumption while you are at work or asleep. You may even police your Germantown Hills home regularly, closing and opening room vents as needed. And you may take on extra inconveniences to reduce your overall carbon footprint each day.
Our team at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning can now provide you with an easier way: zone control systems. These systems are designed to connect to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Each zone has its own thermostat, and the system can be programmed to automatically open and shut zone dampers as the system receives temperature adjustments.
Zone control systems allow you to boost or lower the temperature of your bedrooms, for example, to achieve comfortable sleeping conditions. If you are entertaining in your main living areas, you can adjust that particular zone to manage the temperature for a greater number of people. Or, you can keep your home office zone comfortable while the rest of your home stays in energy-conservation mode during business hours.
Zone control systems, when installed properly and professionally, can help you reduce your energy consumption throughout the year while increasing your family’s comfort levels.